The Colourstrings method developed by Géza and Csaba Szilvay has gained an international reputation and is taught all over the world. The method makes use of colourful teaching materials and supports learning by appealing to many senses. Founded on the principles of Zoltán Kodály, Colourstrings developes the capacity for internal listening: the child learns to visualize the notes heard and to aurilize the notes on the page. Colourstrings is the first violin method that makes use of natural harmonics in first position to teach the left hand optimal, relaxed position.
The violin tutors starting from the Book A are designed for children aged from four years. The Colourstrings Violin ABC: Book C integrates the two-line system used in the Books A and B into the five-line stave. New rhythms, bow divisions, slurs, shifting, and double stops are combined with pentachord and pentatonic melodies. The strings are symbolized by four characters and different colours. Suitable also for group teaching, the use of colours makes music reading easy right from the start. Additional materials bring along performing pieces (Sonatini for violin and piano and Violin Rascals 1 & Violin Rascals 2 from the very beginning.
The extensive Handbook for Teachers and Parents (9790550112490) brings together the entire Colourstrings series for the violin. The Handbook guides the teachers and parents through books A-F and Yellow Pages I-III, offering expert advice and methodological support to teaching in Colourstrings method.
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